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Music Therapy, Lessons & Classes, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

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 Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Weekend

Feb 26th thru 28th!

Our Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Weekend is a time when you can create BIG smiles by wearing the KEYS heart on your sleeve in support of kids battling cancer and kids who have been impacted by cancer!

Each sticker is just $2.50 and has room for you to write in the name of a friend or loved one that you want to honor!

Net proceeds enable us to deliver music, hope and smiles to kids impacted by cancer all year long and all at no cost to the families we serve! ♥


After all… it’s all about the smiles!

Benefit Concert to Kick-Off

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Weekend!

Join us on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 6:00pm EST for a virtual concert by the amazing Heartstrings Cello Ensemble to benefit the KEYS Program!


The link to the concert will be provided on the Heartstrings Cello Ensemble instagram page heartstrings_celloensemble.


We are so thrilled to partner with these amazing musicians to deliver music, hope and smiles to our KEYS kids!

Join us for KEYS

"Virtual Canvas & Cocoa"

Sunday, Feb 28th at 2:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and virtual fun with artist, Sarah Fahey!

We will be sipping cocoa and painting the beautiful picture shown at the right!

Included in your supply kit:

  • 8 x 10 canvas

  • Bottles of paint

  • Paintbrushes

  • Paint tray (coated plate)

  • Hot cocoa mix

  • Zoom link

  • KEYS heart sticker


Individual cost:  $ 17*

Family cost (3-5 people): $ 45*

*For kits that need to be mailed,

please add $9 per individual kit and

$18 per family kit for shipping.


Central NY residents: Please register by Friday, February 26th, at which time, delivery/ pick-up information will be provided.

If you live outside the Central NY area, please register by Monday, February 22nd to receive your supply kit in time.*

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 


Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids throughout the COVID pandemic, whether they are tuning-in from home

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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Next Concert!

 Concert Replay!

"Smiles for the Moore Family "

featuring Katie Quick!

Sponsored by Yorkville Battery

Upcoming Concerts

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

Winter Community Music Classes for

All Ages & Abilities!

Did you know we offer music classes for the public in addition to our amazing outreach programs at KEYS? 


Classes are open to all ages and all abilities...from beginners to advanced...

from 5 years old to 97+ years old... from special needs to traditional students!

All proceeds from our music classes helps us to provide free music therapy & lesson programs for kids battling cancer & their siblings! 

By making music  with us...you help create smiles! How cool is that!?

Registration for our Winter Session is currently open! 

Creating Smiles with Music Therapy!

Since 1993, the KEYS Program has been delivering smiles to the bedside of pediatric patients through its music therapy outreach programs!

To keep the kiddos we serve safe, healthy and smiling during the pandemic, we are providing all of our music therapy sessions by telehealth/zoom. 


All sessions are provided by our board certified music therapist and include music activities such as; songwriting, recording, instrument playing, music appreciation, movement, singing and lots of smile making!

Thanks to our foundation partners, sponsors and donors, we are able to provide FREE music therapy for kiddos battling cancer, serious illnesses and their siblings!

Visit our Music Therapy page for more information!

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“Amelia is singing along to her music therapy session in the car as we travel down the road to Boston for her next surgery. It really made the trip go by so much faster and helped her focus on something other than her fears and anxiety leading up to surgery. We are so thankful to have the KEYS Program along with us on our journey, literally!”


The KEYS Program

The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.


For 27 years, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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KEYS has received GuideStar's platinum seal for transparency, the highest level, for nonprofits!

Big thanks to our major donors who make smiles possible all year!

It's all about the smiles!

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